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Will disciplining or ‘controlling’ children change their behavior?

Most parents and teachers believe that disciplining children during adolescence and making them obedient will help them prepare better for life. But does it? Our expert on adolescent mental health Aarti C Rajaratnam addresses this important topic and suggests ways to communicate better with teenagers. Knowing teenagers with Aarti C Rajaratnam is a fortnightly video column for parents, teachers, and adults who interact with teenagers. Each episode will share insights on the adolescent mind and behavior. Aarti C Rajaratnam is a clinical psychologist who has been working with children and teenagers for two decades. If you have any questions pertaining to this column please write to us at columns@whiteswanfoundation.org